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HEADLINE

18-7-2017

Prime Minister's counsel is presenting his arguments in Supreme Court in Panama Papers case.

A Centralized Command and Control System backed by modern gadgets is being established to improve security at jails in Punjab. 

The repatriation of Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to their homeland has gained momentum during the current summer.

 Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front has sought intervention by the world community in resolving the Kashmir dispute.

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SC

A three member bench of the Supreme Court, headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan, has resumed hearing of the Panama Papers implementation case.

Prime Minister's counsel Khawaja Haris is submitting his arguments before the court.

Sharif Family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar had filed objections to JIT report yesterday.

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ABID

Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali has expressed the confidence that the Supreme Court would decide the Panama Papers case as per law and the Constitution.

Talking to newsmen outside Supreme Court building in Islamabad this morning, he said some political actors are bent upon harming democracy but the nation would celebrate victory of democracy and supremacy of the Constitution.

He said four generations of Sharif family have been subjected to accountability.

Parliamentary Secretary for Information and Broadcasting Mohsin Shahnawaz Ranjha said Sharif family has filed objections to JIT report before the Supreme Court bench pointing out that it has transgressed the mandate.

He said the JIT was mandated to find answers to thirteen specific questions, but it added more on its own and approached institutions and firms that have no legal status.

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DANYAL

PML-N leader Danyal Aziz has said that some political parties are taking unnecessary interst in the Panama case after submission of the report by JIT.

Talking to media in Islamabad today, he said that politicians who have their own offshore companies are demanding resignation from the Prime Minister.

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SHAHBAZ

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that some political elements have not learnt lessons from their failure in past.

 In a statement in Lahore today, he expressed surprise that those parties are demanding accountability who have corrupt elements in their ranks.

 The Chief Minister said there is no corruption scandal against the present government.

Shahbaz Sharif said energy and other development projects are being swiftly completed, which is the real cause of the worries of enemies of development in the country.

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PRISONS  

Punjab Prisons Department will establish a Centralized Command and Control System and purchase modern gadgets to improve security at jails.

DIG Prisons Mian Naveed Rauf in an interview in Lahore today said the prisons department has signed an MoU with the National Radio and Telecommunication Corporation to install the system.

He said gadgets like CCTV cameras, body scanners, walk-through gates and metal detectors will also be purchased to improve the security.                                                                                 

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REFUGEES

The repatriation of Afghan refugees from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to their homeland has gained momentum during the current summer.

A spokesman of UNHCR told our Peshawar correspondent that thirty-two thousand five hundred Afghan refugees went back to their country since April this year.

He said  UNHCR is providing two hundred dollars to each returning Afghan refugee besides food and other necessary items.

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JKLF

Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has sought intervention by the world community to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

In a letter addressed to various governments, JKLF has urged them to engage constructively with India, Pakistan, and Kashmiri leadership for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

The letter urged them to help Kashmiris get their internationally recognized rights.                   

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UN-IRAQ

The United Nations has called for regional and international support to stabilize situation in Iraqi city of Mosul, which has been liberated from Islamic State terrorist group.

UN Secretary General's Special Representative for Iraq Jan Kubis stressed the need for de-mining, stabilization and reconstruction efforts to enable the return of displaced people.

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MANDELA

Nelson Mandela Day is being observed across the world today.

The objective of the Day is to pay homage to South African leader for his tireless struggle against Apartheid.

 

               

 


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